Next year will be full of complex challenges for pay-now product experts, as the last decade has been. Indicators suggest that less effort will be wasted on legal entanglements and arbitrary requirements and more thought and effort will be focused on improving the user experience, improving payment security, and solving real payments problems.
China’s UnionPay has become the only international bankcard association offering Chinese Visa application VIP express service. UnionPay cardholders can apply at the Chinese Visa Application Service Centers in five cities in Australia, namely Sidney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane and Perth. This service will substantially shorten the processing time, and will soon be rolled out in some of the other countries where UnionPay cards have been issued.
NYC-based ShopKeep, the cloud-based technology and business management solution used by more than 20,000 independent merchants, today announced its collaboration with MasterCard and the MasterCard Easy Savings® program.
Acer announced its new Predator 8 GT-810 gaming tablet, one of several new gaming devices in Acer’s high-octane Predator gaming series. The sleek brushed aluminum GT-810 is powered by the Intel® Atom™ x7 processor, Android 5.1 and the latest 2×2 MIMO wireless technology, taking portable gaming to a new level of fun and immersion.
Scottsdale, AZ-based Electronic Commerce International is now offering a new fully portable version of the Clover Station Point-Of-Sale (POS) system-the “Clover Mobile.”
Europe’s Wincor Nixdorf is gearing up for more expansive Software business in Brazil. At the same time, it plans to work in cooperation with Perto in the Hardware sector. On the basis of an agreement recently concluded between both parties, the Brazilian company will take on the task of final production of Wincor Nixdorf systems for customers in Brazil.
CardWeb.com’s CardData database of Company Profiles today features Nuspay.
ShopKeep has snagged another $60 million in Series D funding, led by investor Activant Capital. The Company says it plans to use this injection of capital to aggressively grow its overall US customer base, strengthen industry partnerships, and launch international operations, starting with the UK this month.
MI-based North American Bancard (NAB) has ankled Rhett Rowe as president of its subsidiary, Capital for Merchants (CFM), a merchant cash advance program that helps businesses get the working capital they need. In his new position, Rowe will be responsible for providing strategic
Oberthur Technologies (OT) has completed its acquisition of Prodo Telecom. Prodo Telecom is one of the few companies exclusively specialized in Over-The-Air (OTA) platforms.
Pakistan will become the first foreign market to launch the UnionPay mPOS (Mobile POS) service.
While ATMs in Cuba have been accepting China UnionPay (CUP) cards since 2013, merchant acceptance of CUP cards is expected this year. Cuba is getting more popular among Chinese tourists as no visa is required for Chinese citizens.